HUMOUR / WIT AND EDUCATION: NASREDDIN HODJA AS A PUBLIC EDUCATOR
MİZAH / NÜKTE VE EĞİTİM : BİR HALK EĞİTİMCİSİ OLARAK NASREDDİN HOCA

Author : Emel KOÇ
Number of pages : 1-18

Abstract

Nasreddin Hodja is a public educator lived among the Anatolian folk living in poverty and undergo caused by Crusade and Mongolian occupations during XIII century who tried to heal their bleeding wounds. He enhanced the solidarity power of the society despite the experienced chaos period by endeavoring to demonstrate the existing easy ways when overcoming each severity. Hodja, with an indulgent and optimistic character, educated the people in sense of humour, beside inspiring hope and joy of living to people by his wits full of wisdom and lessons he also reminded us about the lost values of our culture. He examined the paradoxes, discongruities, deviations in the society by simply punishing them by satire. He is an universal personality overflowing beyond the Turkish world with his ideas comprising friendship, optimism, solidarity, and indulgence.

Keywords

Education, public education, humour, wit, value.

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